Once I get up and get the kids ready for their breakfast, I like to get my hot tea ready. It used to be coffee and someday I will be drinking coffee again...oh how I miss it! But for now, this is a season that calls for hot tea. <3
My mug, one of my favorite ones, is lime green, which to me represents peace, calming, soothing. I got it a few years ago while I still lived in Michigan at a whole foods type of store.
Thought it needed a bit of dressing up, plus I was in deep need to learn a new stitch. So put the two things together and resulted in a new mug cozy. Today I am sharing with you how I made it, the free pattern and instructions on how I made mine. Hope you enjoy it and make your own too! Remember to pin it to Pinterest so you can find later too.
Let's get started!
Yarn: Cotton Yarn - I Love This Cotton by Hobby Lobby in taupe color.
Hook: Size G Clover hook
Start off by measuring your mug's circumference. Subtract 2-3 inches to allow your cozy to stretch and to fit snuggly on your mug.
My mug measured 10 in circumference.
This pattern uses the Even Moss Stitch. It gives great texture, it's very pleasant to the eye and works quickly. Looks complex, but the instructions actually make it very easy to produce this stitch. Have fun!
Ch. 40 to fit a 10 in circumference mug
Row 1: Skip first ch, sl st into next ch, *hdc into next ch, sl st into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2: 1ch, skip first st, *sl st into next st, hdc into next st, rep from * ending with sl st into tch, turn.
Repeat row 2 for 6 rows.
Now, choose one of your short sides and work a single crochet (Sc). Depending on how many rows, you did is how many stitches you'll get. I had 12 sc in total.
Repeat 3 rows of 1 sc in each stitch. Ch. 1 at the end and turn.
Now you will be working on your buttonhole:
Crochet 1 sc in each of 5 stitches, ch.3 (I did 5 to accommodate the size of my button). As you are chaining you are also skipping the 3 sc from the row below. Count your 3 stitches and then SC (single crochet) on the rest of the row.
Last row: 1 sc on every stitch, including 1 sc in each chain stitch.
Sew button on opposite side. I went for a large red button I had in my stash from when my local Joann's had had a big sale on buttons.
Look at my new pretty! Go ahead and make yours and as many as you want for others!